Welcome to Long Grove, Illinois!
Yesterday’s Charm, Today’s Lifestyles
Just northwest of Chicago, this special little village retains all the character of its original farming community roots, with historic buildings, cobblestone walks and flowering gardens, set in a secluded rural atmosphere. And now, added to all the traditional favorites, Long Grove has an exciting new mix of attractions, offering contemporary goods and style, cool arts and entertainment, and festive spaces to fulfill the wishes of a whole new generation. For everyday shopping and dining or a mini-vacation, this is an easy “must-see” trip from anywhere in Chicagoland. Come back again and again, because there’s always something new in Long Grove.
Long Grove – a Distinctive Getaway Close to Home
No need to travel far to enjoy a distinctive getaway that combines the charm of yesteryear with today’s upscale tastes and styles. Long Grove, a unique crossroads located in Chicago’s northern suburbs, is known for its eclectic and artsy shops and eateries and its old-fashioned country setting.
Nestled in historic homes and buildings that date back to the community’s roots in the 1800’s, Long Grove’s many shops specialize in unique gifts, boutiques, exceptional art and home decor, and distinctive menus. Visitors can stroll the brick pathways that wind through the historic downtown and enjoy seasonal lush gardens and scenic views. And they can make it a quick trip or a day’s outing, shopping and indulging their tastes with a variety of food and bakery products, cafés, and fine eating establishments.
Long Grove Historic Village is located just 35 miles northwest of Chicago, near Routes 53 and 83 north of Lake Cook Road. This little crossroads was settled in the early 1800’s by German farmers who came to town to buy their supplies and have their horses shod. The original homes and businesses now bear plaques recognizing their importance to Long Grove’s history. The signature covered bridge and the village landmarks in the historic district have all been carefully guarded as the town evolved into a unique and charming destination for visitors. Additional Long Grove merchants and fine restaurants can be found outside of the historic district on Routes 83, 53, and 22.
Long Grove is also known for its fun. Their full schedule of festivals and concerts are among Chicagoland’s premier outdoor events. Chocolate Fest in May, Strawberry Festival in June and Apple Fest in September draw appreciative crowds, as do many other outdoor music and celebrations throughout the year. Activities continue right through the holidays with music, winter activities and world-class shopping.
The charming shops, historic character, genuine friendliness of the merchants, as well as the unique gifts, jewelry, exceptional home decor and distinctive foods and wines are sure to catch your fancy. Come discover for yourself why Long Grove Historic Village is often called the hidden gem in Chicago’s northern suburbs.